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The Jamaican bobsled team’s improbable journey to the 1988 Calgary Games became a staple of pop culture and Olympic folklore. Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines.
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Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White and Samuel Clayton of the Jamaican 4 man bobsled team crash out of the Bobsleigh Fours event on 28th February 1988 during the XV Olympic Winter Games at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Getty Images)
Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White and Samuel Clayton of the Jamaican 4 man bobsled team crash out of the Bobsleigh Fours event on 28th February 1988 during the XV Olympic Winter Games at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Getty Images)
Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White and Samuel Clayton of the Jamaican 4 man bobsled team crash out of the Bobsleigh Fours event on 28th February 1988 during the XV Olympic Winter Games at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Getty Images)
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
<p class="regdt">Members of the jamaican bobsled four team, pilot Dudley Stokes, right, Winston Watt, 2nd right, Nelson Stoke,2nd left, und Wayne Thomas, left, practise pushing a bobsled at the start at a training facility in Riesa, eastern Germany, Wednesday, Jan.21, 1998. The group is not using an actual bob but a small car on tracks. The Jamaicans intend to particpate in the winter Olympics in Nagano. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel)</p>
Members of the jamaican bobsled four team, pilot Dudley Stokes, right, Winston Watt, 2nd right, Nelson Stoke,2nd left, und Wayne Thomas, left, practise pushing a bobsled at the start at a training facility in Riesa, eastern Germany, Wednesday, Jan.21, 1998. The group is not using an actual bob but a small car on tracks. The Jamaicans intend to particpate in the winter Olympics in Nagano. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel)

Members of the jamaican bobsled four team, pilot Dudley Stokes, right, Winston Watt, 2nd right, Nelson Stoke,2nd left, und Wayne Thomas, left, practise pushing a bobsled at the start at a training facility in Riesa, eastern Germany, Wednesday, Jan.21, 1998. The group is not using an actual bob but a small car on tracks. The Jamaicans intend to particpate in the winter Olympics in Nagano. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel)

The Jamaican team practices in the men's 2-man bobsled during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images
The Jamaican team practices in the men's 2-man bobsled during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images
The Jamaican team practices in the men's 2-man bobsled during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images
JAMAICAN FOUR MAN BOBSLEIGH ALLSPORT/DAVID YARROW
JAMAICAN FOUR MAN BOBSLEIGH ALLSPORT/DAVID YARROW
JAMAICAN FOUR MAN BOBSLEIGH ALLSPORT/DAVID YARROW
Warrenton Mayor George B. Fitch in Chantilly High School, listening as he is introduced before the students. He is wearing his Jamaican Olympic bobsled jacket. (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
Warrenton Mayor George B. Fitch in Chantilly High School, listening as he is introduced before the students. He is wearing his Jamaican Olympic bobsled jacket. (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
Warrenton Mayor George B. Fitch in Chantilly High School, listening as he is introduced before the students. He is wearing his Jamaican Olympic bobsled jacket. (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
George Fitch's home, 325 Winchester St., Warrenton VA George Fitch, cnadidate for Warrenton mayor. Fitch created the Jamaican bobsled team. Why is he running for Warrenton mayor? It's the town's first mayoral race in 24 years, after the long reign of J. Willard Lineweaver. Fitch is photographed at his home in Warrenton, VA. 4/10/98 (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
George Fitch's home, 325 Winchester St., Warrenton VA George Fitch, cnadidate for Warrenton mayor. Fitch created the Jamaican bobsled team. Why is he running for Warrenton mayor? It's the town's first mayoral race in 24 years, after the long reign of J. Willard Lineweaver. Fitch is photographed at his home in Warrenton, VA. 4/10/98 (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
George Fitch's home, 325 Winchester St., Warrenton VA George Fitch, cnadidate for Warrenton mayor. Fitch created the Jamaican bobsled team. Why is he running for Warrenton mayor? It's the town's first mayoral race in 24 years, after the long reign of J. Willard Lineweaver. Fitch is photographed at his home in Warrenton, VA. 4/10/98 (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM WITH THEIR HOSTESS CECILIE NOME AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM WITH THEIR HOSTESS CECILIE NOME AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM WITH THEIR HOSTESS CECILIE NOME AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM WITH THEIR HOSTESS CECILIE NOME AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM WITH THEIR HOSTESS CECILIE NOME AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM WITH THEIR HOSTESS CECILIE NOME AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
<p class="regdt">Dudley Stokes, captain of the Jamaican bobsled team for the Nagano Winter Olympics, right, smiles back at his team members as they demonstrate the bobsled pushing form during a sending-off reception for the team at a Tokyo hotel Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. The Jamaican team which has trained in Germany competes in the Winter Games starting Feb. 7 in central Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)</p>
Dudley Stokes, captain of the Jamaican bobsled team for the Nagano Winter Olympics, right, smiles back at his team members as they demonstrate the bobsled pushing form during a sending-off reception for the team at a Tokyo hotel Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. The Jamaican team which has trained in Germany competes in the Winter Games starting Feb. 7 in central Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Dudley Stokes, captain of the Jamaican bobsled team for the Nagano Winter Olympics, right, smiles back at his team members as they demonstrate the bobsled pushing form during a sending-off reception for the team at a Tokyo hotel Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. The Jamaican team which has trained in Germany competes in the Winter Games starting Feb. 7 in central Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM WITH THEIR HOSTESS CECILIE NOME AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM WITH THEIR HOSTESS CECILIE NOME AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
THE JAMAICAN BOBSLIGH TEAM WITH THEIR HOSTESS CECILIE NOME AT THE RAISING OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG CEREMONY IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dunn/ALLSPORT
<p class="regdt">Dudley Stokes, captain of the Jamaican bobsled team for the Nagano Winter Olympics, right, smiles back at his team members as they demonstrate the bobsled pushing form during a sending-off reception for the team at a Tokyo hotel Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. The Jamaican team which has trained in Germany competes in the Winter Games starting Feb. 7 in central Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)</p>
Dudley Stokes, captain of the Jamaican bobsled team for the Nagano Winter Olympics, right, smiles back at his team members as they demonstrate the bobsled pushing form during a sending-off reception for the team at a Tokyo hotel Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. The Jamaican team which has trained in Germany competes in the Winter Games starting Feb. 7 in central Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Dudley Stokes, captain of the Jamaican bobsled team for the Nagano Winter Olympics, right, smiles back at his team members as they demonstrate the bobsled pushing form during a sending-off reception for the team at a Tokyo hotel Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. The Jamaican team which has trained in Germany competes in the Winter Games starting Feb. 7 in central Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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